During a new interview with the Washington Post, Body Count’s Ice-T reflected on the group’s controversial protest song “Cop Killer.” The track, which is still not available digitally or on newer copies of the band’s self-titled album, has been coming up as of late due to the ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality.
Ice-T said the following:
“It was a song about somebody who, during a moment like this, got so mad that they went after the cops. We don’t want that guy. But a lot of times you warn people by saying this can happen. I never killed no cop. I’ve written better songs that are more on point with what I believe today. I was a little more radical back then. ‘No Lives Matter’ addresses my feelings at this moment. You got to remember, 30-years-ago Ice is different than 62-year-old Ice.”
He also added the following after being asked who the 62-year-old Ice-T is:
“My correct guidance right now is know your allies and let’s continue to go forward. Don’t let up. Let’s go after Breonna Taylor’s killers. Let’s get it done.”
This news comes after Billboard recently ran a story on the continued absence of “Cop Killer.” Ernie C. told the site the following about that:
“It should be there. It absolutely should be there. Some of these kids that are out there [protesting], they’re 30, 31 — they were newborns when this was going on. What we talked about 30 years ago, we’re still talking about.”